new thermostat - feels colder in house

Old 11-17-10, 11:18 PM
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new thermostat - feels colder in house

We recently upgraded from a Braeburn 3000 non-programmable thermostat to a Braeburn 2000 programmable model. The 3000 was only a year old, as this is the age of house. Compared to the B3000 temp reading at 70 degrees, with the new model reading at 70 degrees, it feels significantly colder in the house.

Is this typical? We've had the new one hooked up for about 10 hours. Is there more time needed for everything to "balance out" or could there be something wrong with the new thermostat?
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It is not at all unusual for there to be calibration errors in thermostats. It could be your old thermostat read 70 when the room temperature was really 72 and it could be that your new thermostat reads 70 when the room temperature is really 68. Those are, of course, exaggerated errors but the concept is the same. What is much more important than absolute accuracy is repeatability, the ability for the thermostat to consistently achieve the same temperature at any given set point.

I suggest that you find a set point where you are comfortable and use that set point regardless of what the display may read.
Old 11-18-10, 05:23 AM
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As Frud said, it may be "off".

Are the numbers matching with the old side by side reading?

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